Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
A structural constituent of cytoskeleton. Involved in spindle assembly. Localizes to microtubule. Is expressed in dorsal root ganglion; liver; and spinal cord. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autosomal dominant macrothrombocytopenia TUBB1-related. Orthologous to human TUBB1 (tubulin beta 1 class VI).